Risk Management, Intellectual Property
Globenewswire | July 27, 2023
Betterview, the insurtech company Property & Casualty insurers rely on to identify and manage real property risk, and EagleView, the leading provider of aerial imagery and accurate property measurements, today announce a strategic alliance. EagleView's imagery will be integrated into Betterview's property intelligence platform to help insurers better understand a customer’s total property risk by providing broader, data-driven intelligence for both underwriters and claims professionals. Additional benefits of the alliance will include the ability for EagleView customers to gain direct access to Betterview’s property insights, scores, and data.
“EagleView chose to join forces with Betterview and their cutting-edge property analytics," said Piers Dormeyer, CEO of EagleView. “We’re launching an alliance that leverages the expertise of both companies to scale our innovative solutions and deliver unparalleled property intelligence to our customers.”
Customers across both product platforms will benefit from these advanced capabilities:
Greatly Expanded Imagery Coverage: Imagery coverage now encompasses 94% of the US population with over 1 billion ultra-high resolution property images.
AI Detections: Access to property condition attributes, including Roof Age, from the most advanced computer vision and machine learning in the industry.
Predictive Risk Scores: From roof conditions to weather-related perils and vulnerability, insurers will get the most accurate predictors of loss—pre-filled in many states.
Historical Image Library: Access to nearly 20 years of historical imagery will deliver expanded intelligence on property changes over time. A significant beneficiary will be Betterview’s new Roof Age product.
Rapid Post-CAT Event Imagery: When a storm strikes, EagleView mobilizes its fleet to capture imagery of the impacted areas, quickly producing before and after views of the event. This imagery will power Betterview’s CAT response solution, further supporting fast decisions and early assistance for homeowners.
Predictive CAT Response Capabilities: Customers will access solutions to remotely identify vulnerability, predict impact, quantify damage, and help homeowners recover faster from severe weather events.
“At Betterview we are continuously looking for ways to improve our customer’s ability to accurately assess property risk,” said David Lyman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Betterview. “EagleView’s extensive, 20-year library of high-quality aerial imagery paired with our AI-powered property insights greatly expand our customers’ total understanding of property risk, both pre- and post-claim.”
The combined strength of EagleView and Betterview represents a major leap forward for insurance companies in their transition from repair and replace to predict and prevent.
“The addition of EagleView imagery is not just great for our customers in the short-term, but also will lead to long-term enhancements and benefits for our customers and the insurance market,” says Dave Tobias, COO and co-founder of Betterview. “EagleView’s ultra-high-resolution imagery allows us to continue to develop the most accurate AI models, risk scores, and overall property insights. Ultimately, we can build the most innovative tools to solve tough problems for insurance.”
Betterview is the Property Intelligence & Risk Management Solution the insurance industry depends on to identify and mitigate property risk, improve underwriting and inspection efficiency, and build a more transparent customer experience. Applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computer vision to aerial imagery and geospatial data, Betterview generates the most accurate property information insurers trust to automate pricing, underwriting, and renewals while focusing strategic action on critical properties. For more information, please visit www.betterview.com
EagleView is a leader in geospatial technology, providing solutions that transform the way our customers work. EagleView has the largest geospatial data and imagery library ever assembled, encompassing 94 percent of the U.S. population. EagleView’s unique technology portfolio comprises more than 300 patents, enabling our highly-differentiated offerings of software, imagery, and analytics products for multiple industries.
Claims, Insurance Technology
PRnewswire | July 20, 2023
Simplifai, an AI automation solutions provider, launches Simplifai InsuranceGPT – a world-first custom-built GPT tool, fuelled by the company's revolutionary no-code AI-powered platform.
With InsuranceGPT, Simplifai has strengthened its end-to-end business process automation capabilities, providing enriched communication between insurers and their customers through the power of generative AI - delivering fast, concise, and accurate responses in a secure way.
While several insurance product providers have merely begun to integrate ChatGPT or Google Bard into their services, Simplifai's InsuranceGPT large language model (LLM) is the first to be trained specifically on information directly relevant to the insurance sector.
Gartner predicts the global market for AI software will surpass $135bn by 2025, with the banking, financial services and insurance sector constituting a massive 25% of that market. Yet, the insurance industry is still learning how to fully embrace AI and LLMs, such as ChatGPT. The technology holds the potential to radically transform the data processing and claims processes, but with several LLMs facing criticism around data security concerns and the inaccurate presentation of data, public LLMs are being labelled unsuitable to address the needs of the claims handling industry.
"Amidst an era where data security and accuracy have become paramount concerns, InsuranceGPT is our response to these challenges. Unlike public LLMs, our solution has been meticulously engineered with a strong emphasis on privacy and the precise presentation of data, thereby directly addressing the inadequacies flagged in the insurance claims handling industry. By providing an AI solution that is tailor-made for this sector, we're not just promising innovation, we're ensuring trust and reliability." - Vasim Shaikh, CEO India Operations at Simplifai
By offering the insurance industry's first custom, cloud-based, private Software-as-a-Service LLM, Simplifai can allay these concerns through:
Fitting into existing ecosystems - InsuranceGPT is platform-based and plugs into third-party services such as Salesforce and Hubspot, as well as industry platforms for claims management, pulling information from the often cumbersome and conflicting systems used by insurance firms for easy implementation and management.
Being ever vigilant about security – As a company, Simplifai is committed to privacy and upholding strict control and regulation of data, as well as firm adherence to GDPR. By training a private LLM, security can be guaranteed.
Maintaining 'No code necessary' – Simplifai's no-code model allows businesses to seamlessly integrate to the platform, without the need for tech expertise, increasing efficiency and speed of use.
Showcasing a commitment to building services tailored to the specific and regulated requirements of insurers, Simplifai has also launched the Simplifai Reference Programme for advanced AI, establishing a customer reference board. The board has leading names within the insurance sector from Europe and Nordics, including Van Ameyde, CCN and Eika, and they are in talks with some of the biggest Indian Insurers to join the board. This will ensure product development is in line with customer requirements.
Jan-Michiel Cillessen, Group COO of Van Ameyde Group said: "Van Ameyde's Claims platform, ECHO, has already benefited from the best-in-class AI automation that the Simplifai partnership provides. In addition, Simplifai's expansion to GPT technology will further solidify our leading position in the claims handling space. In order to even consider Simplifai as a partner, we also needed to ensure their continued strategic focus on security and compliance, as well."
"The potential offered by generative AI is incredible, but a specially-built industry-specific GPT trained on insurance data is the only way to offset risks around security, data privacy and accuracy. InsuranceGPT grants us the ability to make our customers' employees even more efficient and effective, not to mention more valuable, while maintaining our commitment to privacy and security," said Bård Myrstad, Simplifai Co-Founder and CEO.
Founded in 2017, Simplifai is a secure AI solutions company. Its AI Automation platform is used to create Simplifai Archiver, Claims Handling, Document Handling, Debt Collection and Customer Service solutions. With its headquarters in Oslo, Norway, the company has offices in Pune, India, the Netherlands, Sweden and Ukraine.
Core Insurance, Risk Management
PR Newswire | August 03, 2023
CCIG, a leader in risk management and insurance solutions for business and individual clients nationwide, has announced a dedicated partnership to support the growth of an established group captive insurance program for companies across the country.
Instead of navigating the volatile traditional insurance market to obtain coverage, group captives unite companies with a shared commitment to safety, risk management and financial oversight to create and fund their own insurance program.
When business leaders embrace this approach as a long-term business strategy, they achieve greater stability in their annual insurance costs by partnering with other like-minded owners. The opportunity to earn a return on premiums allows companies to drive down net costs every year.
"Group captives are an extension of our clients' entrepreneurial spirit, and we're proud to partner with a captive manager that provides an established track record of successful, profitable and stable group captives which we can now offer to clients," CCIG President Andrew Mahoney said. "Clients who already take the initiative to manage their costs through robust safety programs and risk management strategies can further capitalize on additional savings not available in the traditional marketplace."
A successful group captive contains highly vetted members whose stability builds a peer group environment. The group's members have the benefit of sharing best practice ideas and learn from other highly profitable and safe firms that a traditional insurance relationship cannot provide.
Mahoney said that CCIG's exclusive captive manager partnership includes a myriad of industry-specific group captives. He added that a construction-specific group captive has gained attention from clients already, having produced approximately 27% of returns on premium and distributed more than $45 million in premiums back to captive members in its 20 years of existence.
CCIG's practice area leader of safety, Gary Glader, was instrumental in creating the construction captive offering in 2003.
"The historical knowledge he has gained throughout this period results in safer companies and our ability to deliver fast, proactive solutions that others cannot," Mahoney said.
Glader said group captives can be a game-changer for participating businesses.
"Group captives provide a competitive edge for sophisticated companies who are ready to maximize their financial investment in insurance," Glader said. "Not only do companies benefit from a built-in network of peers with a common goal, it can also drive phenomenal business results for participating companies."
Since 1985, CCIG is a fiercely independent, rapidly growing insurance brokerage, delivering risk management and insurance solutions to their clients. They represent clients nationally and have offices in Denver, CO and Austin, TX. Living up to their "curious broker" philosophy, their Advisors are relentlessly focused on understanding the needs and evolving landscape within their respective industry verticals. CCIG has an award-winning culture, being named Max Performer of the Year and a "Best Practices" Insurance Broker by The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. CCIG lives by the acronym of RISE: Relationships, Innovation, Strategy, Excellence, and this is the foundation on which all decisions are made.